Monday, September 15, 2014

$28 giant cookie among charges expensed by school trustees before new guidelines passed

A giant cookie, a laptop and a smartphone are among the charges uncovered in an audit of Toronto school trustees that may have sparked a review of expenditure guidelines in May.

New guidelines were passed on May 14 that set the expense budget cap for Toronto District School Board trustees at $27,000 per year.

The guidelines were released after an Ernst and Young confidential audit of TDSB trustees last year, which CTV Toronto recently obtained through an access-to-information request...

...Chris Bolton, who was the TDSB chair at the time, spent $28 on a giant cookie at Toronto's Westin Prince hotel during a meeting with former TDSB director of education Chris Spence. In the audit, Bolton said he had no idea about the cookie.  (more...)

H/T to Socialist Studies

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